The Legacy of William P. Lawrence: Toughness

This is the eighth in a series of namesake blogposts by Rear Adm. Brian Fort for all surface ships homeported in Pearl Harbor. By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific On June 28, 1967, flying his F-4B Phantom, naval aviator Cmdr. William P. Lawrence, commanding officer of Read more about The Legacy of William P. Lawrence: Toughness[…]

Resilience, Freedom Personified: Port Royal

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Our guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and its namesake, the Battle of Port Royal – fought in the first year of the American Civil War – are symbols of resilience and freedom. The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Read more about Resilience, Freedom Personified: Port Royal[…]

‘Indomitable Determination’ of John Paul Jones

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific April is a great month to remember the namesake of one of our Pearl Harbor guided-missile destroyers, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), named for a founding hero of our Navy and proudly known by the crew and their families Read more about ‘Indomitable Determination’ of John Paul Jones[…]

Hopper: Innovation, Transformation, Inspiration

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific During last month’s historic first visit of the voyaging canoe Hokule‘a to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson spoke about his father, Myron “Pinky” Thompson, who was 15 years old at the time of the attack on Read more about Hopper: Innovation, Transformation, Inspiration[…]

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